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Liability orders

Council tax liability orders Council tax liabilities orders are increasing year on year with over 3.5 million council tax liability orders issued to local authorities last year. What is a liability order? A liability order is obtained from the Magistrates

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Council tax on empty properties

Long term empty properties It is becoming more common for council tax to be charged at higher rates on long term empty properties, this is called the ‘empty homes premium’. A long term empty property is classified as one that

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Stress and debt

Stress and money issues often go hand in hand. You owe money, this makes you stressed, you borrow further to pay your debts and the stress levels rise. With credit more readily available than ever before and borrowing rates almost

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition affecting moods, the bipolar condition can mean that the sufferer swings from feeling depressed to feeling manic and happy. The highs and lows felt are extreme and can be stabilized with medication. Bipolar disorder affects

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Behavioural insights and nudge theory

Behavioral insights used to influence the actions we take as human beings are becoming more commonplace, as is the adoption of nudge theory. The use of behavioral insights has achieved milestones such as the addition of 100,000 donors to the

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How our enforcement agents use technology

As we have many agents who work remotely and travel extensively throughout the UK we increasingly use technology to support their work and ensure they are kept informed by enabling them to access real time information and data whilst they

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Autism and enforcement

Autism affects around 700,000 individuals in the UK and is a hidden disability, this means that it is not always obvious that someone is autistic. People with learning difficulties and mental health issues are three times more likely to be

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Council tax payments and the changing world of work

The way we work The way we work is changing. With zero hours contract and the upwards trend in contracting and freelancing people are earning money in a different way to the traditional monthly salary payments of equal amounts being evenly

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ELCAS approval for our level 3 qualification

Our parent company, High Court Enforcement Group has been awarded with approved Learning Provider Status by the MoD’s ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service). ELCAS funding is offered to members of the Armed Forces to provide financial support to pay

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Local government and using SME suppliers

Local Government contracting With the latest figures from LocalGov.co.uk revealing that over half of the top 15 suppliers were construction firms, with the top 15 suppliers winning 105 awards worth 2.9 billion and 106 frameworks worth 5.9 billion the question

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